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About the service

The TTRB E-librarians are based at the Institute of Education's Library in London and specialise in helping teaching professionals, educators and students locate educational resources and information.  The librarians respond to questions submitted by TTRB users.  These questions may be related to a research brief, course assignment or general subject information. All questioners will receive an individual response and a number are published on the TTRB site so they can be read by other users.

You need to be a registered user of the TTRB site to ask the E-librarian a question.

Search tips

Before asking the E-librarian a question we recommend that you search the TTRB website as you will almost certainly find some relevant resources already published on the site - articles, news items or perhaps previous E-librarian responses.

You can search the website using your own chosen keywords or you can append/use a BEI (British Education Index) keyword. Simply type your keywords, (you can also select which area of the site you wish to search) and click on 'Search'.

Further search options include curriculum area, key stage, resource type and you can also limit your search by date.

For more useful search tips click on the 'More' box below.

If you are still unable to find any relevant information or need further assistance, click on the ‘Ask the E-librarian a question' box on the right of this page.

Before you ask...

Points to remember before asking an E-librarian question:

  • Search the TTRB site using your own keywords, BEI keyword or browse through relevant areas - see our Search Tips.
  • Use correct spelling and grammar.
  • Tell us if and where you have searched for resources.
  • Be as precise as possible - specify the relevant educational level, subject area or research question if you can.
  • Give us the correct email address so that we can reply.


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The introduction to my 2000 word assignment comparing and contrasting the Cambridge Review with the Rose Report is on the history of the National Curriculum, I would welcome advice on searching the website as this is my first attempt.
Hi, I have an assignement which requires me to write an inclusion plan for key stage 2 children. i am looking at the inclusion of autistic children at playtime/lunchtimes. i have searched my universities e-library, google, dfes standards site and ttrb. if i search 'playtime and autism' i don't get much back and most is related to play therapy. I have tried 'communication & autism' and 'social...
Hi, I am looking for evidence (articles, essays, publications) which highlights international perspectives, approaches or policies on inclusive education. Generally, but not always, this refers to the inclusion of children with special educational needs and disabilities in mainstream schooling. Can you help at all?